Blockchain For Scoring Politicians, Increase Accountability and Engage Voters
There is a blockchain platform that will see the market very soon, that aims to bring transparency and accountability to the political field. It wants to create a system where lawmakers and policies are given scores by the electorate. This is a great and revolutionary proposal that may revolutionize the way in which we understand and relate with politics.
As explained by NextElection, there are several democracies all over the world that have problems to scrutinize elected representatives during their time in office. This is a problem, because voters do not get their voices heard and impacts negatively in the political and social life of that country.
Several individuals may be disillusioned with all the political system, and in some cases politicians embroiled in major scandals may not be properly judged. Democracies may become autocracies in the future, and eventually turn into dictatorships.
The platform aims to bring trust to the political arena, helping voters focus on information that is really valuable. For example, a user that is concerned about a specific topic, will be able to have access to a continuous stream of content and updates that are related to that topic. Moreover, they will have the chance to read feeds related to individual elected politicians and appointed officials.
Just to mention, a feed about a politician will have information about this specific politician, voting record, and links to lawmakers that they may be related with. This is very important for voters that are undecided or do not really know who to vote.
NextElection will enable users to raise concerns, and cast votes on the problems that matter most to them. Those topics that affect a greater number of people would have higher levels of prominence.
At the same time, a user’s interest may be related about the city or province where they live or the country as a whole. Because of that, citizens are able to discuss issues that affect their local areas, including access to clean water, and keep an eye on other matters like taxation, welfare and employment.
This new blockchain platform hopes that politicians will start to use this platform to improve their countries. This would help governments understand which issues are regarded as urgent by the people they are serving. NextElection wants to become an important part of the political world. Furthermore, in order to help users make an informed decision while voting, the platform will be featuring data about politicians or specific parties. This may have a deep impact helping citizens decide their votes.
The company is based in India, the United Kingdom, and the United States, wants politicians to make a real change, not only during elections. The platform will be launched in June and over time, it may be able to have a very positive impact on journalism and other industries.